Posts tagged Ted Thompson
Free agency has slowed down, but there have still been plenty of developments. The Green Bay Packers even factor into some of them. Here’s a breakdown of the important moves over the past two days.
The Green Bay Packers finally got the memo that free agency started and it came only two days late. That’s right, on day three they actually called someone’s agent. Of course, then they followed up by doing nothing.
Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk talked about why he had such a shitty year in 2011, Thursday. You’ll never guess what his explanation is. We’re sure it will make you pretty happy, though.
The Green Bay Packers are going to tag quarterback Matt Flynn. Wait! No they’re not! It’s become completely evident no one knows what they’re talking about when it comes to Flynn. Here’s the argument why he won’t get the franchise tag and us throwing up our hands.
The Green Bay Packers never sign anyone on free agency, but we’re going to pretend they do. Here are four players who would help the team and how we see things playing out.
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson was named the NFL executive of the year by the Sporting News. He was chosen for the award by 32 NFL coaches and executives.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says receiver James Jones should be the team’s No. 1 priority in free agency. It’s doubtful general manager Ted Thompson agrees.
The Green Bay Packers will cut linebacker Nick Barnett, even though they may have been able to trade him. The move will help the Packers get under the salary cap.
A lot of people seem to think the Green Bay Packers have a hole to fill on their defensive line, with defensive end Cullen Jenkins expected to depart in free agency and Johnny Jolly making stupid decisions somewhere in Houston. Football Outsiders named defensive line as the team’s biggest post-draft hole and several experts suggested it was the Packers’ biggest need going into the draft.
Awkward silence, anyone? The 2011 NFL lockout may be in full swing, but that didn’t stop Green Bay Packers players and brass from spending five days on a bus together this week for the annual Packers Tailgate Tour across Upper Michigan and Wisconsin. According to The Associated Press, coach Mike McCarthy, general manager Ted Thompson and several other staff members saw the bus off Tuesday.
By the look of it, pre-draft visits mean absolutely nothing for the Green Bay Packers. The Packers brought around 20 players in for pre-draft visits, although that number could be more, since the team isn’t required to report them. They also worked out a few players at other sites. In all, each organization is allowed […]
The Green Bay Packers got lucky in the 2010 NFL Draft. The player they needed, Iowa tackle Bryan Bulaga, landed in their lap at No. 23 when most “experts” expected him to go higher. Bulaga didn’t necessarily slide down draft boards because of questions about his ability, character or health, as some highly-rated prospects do.
The Green Bay Packers will select at No. 32 in the first round of tonight’s NFL Draft and as you would expect, there have been some hits and plenty of misses at that particular spot in recent years. Here’s a look at the players taken at No. 32 in the past 10 years and what […]
The only thing that’s certain when Ted Thompson is at the helm of the Green Bay Packers draft is uncertainty. Thompson is rarely predictable, but looking at the statistics, some patterns do emerge. For example, Thompson likes drafting wide receivers. In his six drafts as general manager, Thompson has chosen eight receivers, the most of […]
If there’s one thing we know about Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson, it’s that he loves his fullbacks. Even though the Packers use more four- and five-wide receiver sets than anyone in the NFL, a time the fullback isn’t typically on the field, the Packers have carried three fullbacks on their roster since they drafted Quinn Johnson in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson thinks everyone trying to figure out who the team will choose in the NFL Draft is an idiot. Thompson told Peter King he doesn’t think analysts know what they’re talking about. “There’s a lot of interest in the draft. It’s great. But quite frankly, most of the people […]
Ohio State defensive end Cameron Heyward has been the popular pick for the Green Bay Packers in a lot of mock drafts, recently. It’s not a surprise. Heyward seems to be floating somewhere in the 25-to-32 range, he’s projected as a 3-4 defensive end in the pros and the Packers will be down a man […]
UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers seems to be rising up draft boards after a strong pro day — one at which Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson was in attendance. Ayers (6-2 1/2, 259) was largely considered a second-round talent, but appears to have put himself on the cusp of the first round after posting times of […]
There’s speculation Johnny Jolly’s second arrest for codeine possession, which put his NFL career in serious jeopardy, will force the Green Bay Packers to reevaluate re-signing defensive end Cullen Jenkins. Jenkins, who had seven sacks in 11 games in 2010, will be one of the most sought-after defensive free agents whenever free agency begins.
Arizona linebacker Brooks Reed will be the newest member of the Green Bay Packers, if you believe every idiot with a mock draft. It may not be unanimous, but Reed is the player most often associated with the Packers’ No. 32 pick. The team needs a pass-rushing, 3-4 outside linebacker and Reed fits the bill, […]